Colin Wood

Colin Wood

Managing Editor

Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for the past decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT management and governance, health care, public safety and criminal justice reform. He lives in the Sacramento area with his family.

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CISOs make a case for more state-local cybersecurity collaboration

by Colin Wood • 2 hours ago

Collaboration "is the only way that we are doing to be able to move the needle when it comes to cybersecurity,” said North Carolina Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson.

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Iowa auditor faults state's $21M software contract paid by CARES Act

by Colin Wood • 1 day ago

Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand said the state misallocated $21 million in federal pandemic relief funding.

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Virginia's new cloud-enabled data center went live

by Colin Wood • 1 day ago

A data center migration is "well ahead of schedule" for its 2022 completion, officials told StateScoop.

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States' lack of emerging-tech governance is risky, NASCIO says

by Colin Wood • 4 days ago

New research published by NASCIO shows that state technology officials are interested in technologies like AI and chatbots, many states don't have the governance models to effectively adopt them.

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NASCIO names winners of State Technology Innovator Awards

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

State technology officials in Colorado, Florida and Tennessee were recognized by the group for their contributions to advancing state technology policy.

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How Indiana's data-privacy policies prepared the state for COVID-19

by Colin Wood • 6 days ago

Indiana Chief Privacy Officer Ted Cotterill said several years of transforming the state's culture of enterprise data-sharing paid off during the health crisis.

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